Storms and Hurricanes

Florida Airports Resume Flights as Ian Moves North, Fort Myers Airport Works to Reopen by October 7

Florida Airports Resume Flights as Ian Moves North, Fort Myers Airport Works to Reopen by October 7

A revived Hurricane Ian lashed out at South Carolina and continued to North Carolina and Virginia, leaving flooded streets and destroyed piers in its wake, as well as one airport without power.
Ian is now a post-tropical cyclone and left 60,000 people in South Carolina without power, largely due to downed trees.
Power is also out for over 300,000 customers in North Carolina and for 100,000 in Virginia as of Saturday morning.
The …

After Punishing Florida, ‘Life Threatening’ Hurricane Ian Steams Towards South Carolina, While Airlines Cancel 4,000 Flights

After Punishing Florida, ‘Life Threatening’ Hurricane Ian Steams Towards South Carolina, While Airlines Cancel 4,000 Flights

Hurricane Ian is barreling towards South Carolina as of Friday morning, after causing as much as $47 billion in property damage in Florida.
As of the 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, the eye of the hurricane is only about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from making landfall in South Carolina.
The agency said that that the storm was “accelerating toward the South Carolina coast, with life-threatening storm surge and damaging …

Hurricane Ian Wreaks Havoc in Florida, Leaves Two Million Without Power and Widespread Travel Disruptions

Hurricane Ian Wreaks Havoc in Florida, Leaves Two Million Without Power and Widespread Travel Disruptions

With power and phone lines out in many areas of Florida, a complete picture of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ian is still unclear.
Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Fort Myers as a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (241 km/h).
The National Hurricane Center said in a statement that a storm surge of 12 to 18’ (3.7 to 5.5 m) and destructive waves hit the southwest …

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights as Hurricane Ian, Close to Category 5 Strength, Bears Down on Florida

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights as Hurricane Ian, Close to Category 5 Strength, Bears Down on Florida

As Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast, airlines cancelled thousands of flights, multiple airports suspended operations, and some hotels suspended new check-ins.
As of 6 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the National Hurricane Center reported that the storm’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 155 mph, just under the Category 5 threshold.  The storm was 65 miles (105 kilometers) west-southwest of Naples moving north-northeast at 9 mph (15 km/h).
By 10:25 …

Spring Nor’easter Will Bring ‘Treacherous’ Travel Conditions to Northeast

Spring Nor’easter Will Bring ‘Treacherous’ Travel Conditions to Northeast

 
A spring nor’easter could bring up to 10” (25 cm) of snow and unseasonably cold temperatures to parts of the Northeast late Monday evening and early Tuesday.
“Temperatures will be cold enough to make it seem as though the calendar reads ‘February’ and not ‘April,’” the National Weather Service said Sunday, adding that travel conditions will be “treacherous” in some areas.
Over eight million people are currently under winter weather alerts from …

Airlines Cancel, Delay Over 11,000 Weekend Flights Amidst Spring Break Travel

Airlines Cancel, Delay Over 11,000 Weekend Flights Amidst Spring Break Travel

Pilot walkouts, computer crashes, severe weather.  It was a good weekend to stay home as U.S. airlines canceled or delayed over 15,000 flights during a time when many people were traveling for spring break.
A combination of all three resulted in 6,041 delays on flights within, departing from, or arriving in the United States on Saturday as well as 1,933 cancelations.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, airlines had delayed or canceled 7,457 additional flights, …

Massive Storm Sweeps Across the U.S. Bringing Heavy Snow, Thunderstorms, and Hundreds of Flight Cancellations

Massive Storm Sweeps Across the U.S. Bringing Heavy Snow, Thunderstorms, and Hundreds of Flight Cancellations

A powerful winter storm will bring heavy snow, long thunderstorms, flooding, and tornadoes to a large swath of the United States.
Forecasters expect tornadoes in the South and snow in the Midwest as the storm barrels east.
“A powerful storm will sweep through the Eastern half of the U.S. through the end of this week with multiple hazards,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.  “A narrow zone of heavy snow …